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  • The Recording Studio - Miloco's The Square Studio, London

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    Miloco’s The Square is based in Hoxton Square in London. This studio was the first of Miloco’s studios and has been responsible for delivering many hit records over the years. The kit was recorded here and mixed in Stephen's Street Bunker studio. The live room delivers a good tight drum sound and consists of a wooden floor and fabric panelled walls and ceilings.

    The control room is based around an SSL G-Series console but there is plenty of outboard. The mic pre's we used to record this kit were a combination of the desk pre's, Telefunken V76's, a Neve 1066 and a Calrec PQ1061. The room has a great collection of microphones and recording is usually done using the Protools HDX rig but there is also a 16 Track Otari MTR90 MkII 2” analogue tape machine running at 15 ips to add some extra warmth and bottom end to the recordings.

    Recently The Square has been used by acts such as The Vaccines, Hurts, Plan B, Paulo Nutini, Lana Del Ray and Tom O'Dell.

  • The Recording Equipment

    This kit was mic'd identically to the Ludwig Super Classic Kit with multiple close mics. We recorded both kits for the drum track album Route Seventy Sticks so maintained the same mics thoughout. For mic pre's we used a combination of the SSL G-Series and a number of external pre's including Calrec 1061's, Valve Telefunken V76, a Neve 1066 and Neve Prisms. Like all the Drumdrops sampled kits we recorded straight to Pro Tools to keep the noise floor down on those quiet hits. 

    After recording Stephen Street mixed the samples through this Audient ZEN console in his studio applying a little API EQ using 2 x API 550A discrete 3 band EQs.

  • The Microphones

    Kick Microphone – AKG D12

    Introduced in 1953, the AKG D12 was the world’s first dynamic cardioid mic with an ‘unidirectional’ design intended to reduce the pick up of extraneous sound and feedback. It was based on new developments in microphone technology at the time, which eliminated much of the shrillness characteristic in earlier microphones and extended the frequency response deeper into the bass range. It is a well known favourite for recording kick drums. 

    Kick Sub - Yamaha NS10 Cone

    The Yamaha NS10 speaker cone was used to capture the extra low frequencies of the drum. A dynamic microphone and a speaker are essentially the same thing. They take acoustical energy and convert it into electrical energy or vice versa.

    Snare (Top & Bottom) - Shure SM57

    The legendary SM57 is an industry-standard cardioid dynamic microphone and is probably one of the most versatile microphones in a studios sonic arsenal. These microphones are commonly used for recording vocals, guitars and snare drums.

    Hi Hat – AKG 414

    The AKG 414 is a studio standard and one of the best-known reference condenser microphones for recording use. Probably the most popular of AKG’s condenser microphones, it was first introduced in 1971 as the “C 414 comb”

    Rack Toms - Sennheiser MD421

    The Sennheiser 421 is a large diaphragm dynamic microphone that came out originally in the early 60s and quickly became known as a really good sounding robust mic that could handle high spls. It has established itself as a microphone that is great for toms and bass instruments.

    Floor Tom – Electrovoice RE20

    The electro-voice RE20 is a cardioid moving-coil dynamic microphone with LF rolloff and EV’s patented “variable d” design which minimizes proximity effect. Its a real “all around” workhorse microphone and instruments benefit from its smooth sound and flat frequency response.

    Overheads – Coles 4038 Ribbon Microphones

    The 4038 is a classic Studio Ribbon Microphone designed by the BBC and originally manufactured by STC. Coles, the outsourced manufacturer, bought the rights to the STC microphone line in 1974. It is one of the world’s best-known ribbon microphones.

    Room Microphone - Neumann U87's

    The Neumann U87 is probably the best known and most widely used studio condenser microphone. Originally released in 1967 as the solid state version of the valve U67, the Neumann U87 large dual-diaphragm condenser microphone has been the industry standard studio condenser.

  • The Spec Breakdown

    PositionMicrophoneMic Pre / Outboard
    Kick Microphone AKG D12 Telefunken V76 Valve Mic Pre
    Sub Kick Yamaha NS10 Cone SSL G-Series Mic Pre
    Snare Top Shure SM57 Neve 1066 Mic Pre
    Snare Bottom Shure SM57 SSL G-Series Mic Pre
    Hi Hat AKG 414 SSL G-Series Mic Pre
    Rack Toms Sennheiser MD421's Neve Prism Mic Pre's
    Floor Tom Electrovoice RE20 Neve Prism Mic Pre
    Overheads Coles 4038 Ribbon Mics Telefunken V76 Valve Mic Pre's
    Room Mics Neumann U87's SSL G-Series Mic Pre's